VA CIO Interview: Technology, the EHR migration and innovations in the VA’s pipeline

“Veterans often face health issues following service, but it is difficult for that population to get the care they need. Through technology efforts varying from telehealth services to digital health apps that allow veterans access to their full medical record, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to improve the health outcomes of those who have served.”

“James Gfrerer is the assistant secretary for information and technology (IT) and chief information officer at VA. A former Marine Corps Officer, Gfrerer is also a patient within the VA system. Gfrerer leverages being a patient to make technological decisions to improve veteran satisfaction and outcomes.”

“A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Gfrerer served in the Marine Corps for 28 years.”

“I spoke with Gfrerer about how the VA is using technology to benefit veterans, the agency’s electronic health record (EHR) migration to Cerner and the innovations in the VA’s pipeline…” Read the full interview here.

Source: Executive Voices: James Gfrerer, Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – By Samara Rosenfeld, September 18, 2019. Inside Digital Health.

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